sorbose


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Related to sorbose: l-sorbose, xylulose, Talose

sorbose

(sôr′bōs′)
n.
A sweet crystalline monosaccharide, C6H12O6, used in the manufacture of ascorbic acid.

sorbose

a sugar, a ketohexose, with properties similar to levulose; oral administration causes hemolytic anemia in dogs. Called also l-sorbose.
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Neither strain tested grew on sorbose as the sole carbon source.
This bacteria was found to be able to hydrolyze various carbohydrates, including L-arabinose, galactose, fructose, mannose, [alpha]-methyl-D-glucoside, N-acethyl-glucosamine, D-turanose, salicin, cellobiose, [beta]-gentiobiose, and D-xylose (Table 1), but did not utilize D-arabinose, erythritol, sorbose, dulcitol, inositol, [alpha]-methyl-D-mannoside, Lactose, D, L-arabitol, 2-keto-gluconate, or 5-keto-gluconate (Table 1).
The L5 strain could utilize fructose, D-glucose, and mannose; but did not utilize sorbose, inulin, or inositol.